VK Singh

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SMS, voice calls on prepaid mobile connections back in J&K

18 Jan 2020

SMS, voice calls on prepaid mobile connections back in J&K

Five months after the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir was put under an unprecedented communication blackout, the administration announced on Saturday that SMS and voice calls will be restored for all prepaid mobile users.

Venkaiah Naidu orders review of Rajya Sabha marshals' military-style uniform

19 Nov 2019

Venkaiah Naidu orders review of Rajya Sabha marshals' military-style uniform

On Tuesday, Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairperson Venkaiah Naidu ordered a review of the new uniform for marshals in the Upper House.

Amid Madhya Pradesh honey-trap, why two IPS officers are feuding

29 Sep 2019

Amid Madhya Pradesh honey-trap, why two IPS officers are feuding

Days after the high profile honey-trapping case in Madhya Pradesh hit headlines, the controversy has locked Director General of Police VK Singh and Special Director General (Special Task Force and Cyber Cell) Purushottam Sharma in a face-off.

Most-educated politicians who will be part of 17th Lok Sabha

26 May 2019

Most-educated politicians who will be part of 17th Lok Sabha

The newly elected 17th Lok Sabha is different in many ways; it will not only be a younger and more gender-balanced House, but also a more educated one.

Polling for first phase begins: Looking at top 10 candidates

11 Apr 2019

Polling for first phase begins: Looking at top 10 candidates

The first phase of Lok Sabha elections began on Thursday. Citizens of 91 constituencies spread across 18 states and two union territories will cast their votes today.

#LokSabhaElections: First phase voting begins, all eyes on 91 constituencies

11 Apr 2019

#LokSabhaElections: First phase voting begins, all eyes on 91 constituencies

The first phase of highly-anticipated general elections began on Thursday. In the first phase, citizens of 91 Lok Sabha seats will cast their votes. The constituencies include two union territories as well.

Modiji ki sena: EC lets off Adityanath with a warning

06 Apr 2019

Modiji ki sena: EC lets off Adityanath with a warning

The Election Commission on Friday asked Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to be "careful" with his utterances in future, days after the BJP leader called Indian Army as "Modiji ki sena".

VK Singh says Army isn't Modi's sena, then takes U-turn

05 Apr 2019

VK Singh says Army isn't Modi's sena, then takes U-turn

In what seemed like a clear denunciation of Yogi Adityanath's "Modiji ki sena" comment, Union Minister General VK Singh said on Thursday the Indian Army belonged to the entire country.

Yogi Adityanath gets EC's notice over "Modiji ki sena" remark

04 Apr 2019

Yogi Adityanath gets EC's notice over "Modiji ki sena" remark

The Election Commission is learned to have served a notice to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday for calling Indian army the "sena" (army) of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

IAF-strikes: Mentioning Rajiv Gandhi's death, VK Singh slams Digvijay Singh

05 Mar 2019

IAF-strikes: Mentioning Rajiv Gandhi's death, VK Singh slams Digvijay Singh

Minister of State for External Affairs, General VK Singh on Tuesday slammed Congress leader Digvijay Singh for calling Pulwama terror attack "an accident" and casting doubts on IAF airstrikes in Balakot, Pakistan.

Yeddyurappa claims airstrikes will help BJP win, draws flak

28 Feb 2019

Yeddyurappa claims airstrikes will help BJP win, draws flak

In what can only be qualified as cringeworthy, BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa claimed that the airstrikes would help the saffron party win 22 out of 28 seats in Karnataka in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

#GhazipurViolence: Akhilesh blames Adtiyanath's 'thok do' policy for cop's death

30 Dec 2018

#GhazipurViolence: Akhilesh blames Adtiyanath's 'thok do' policy for cop's death

Speaking on the Ghazipur violence which killed a police constable on Saturday, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's thok do mentality was responsible for it.

Government spent over Rs. 2,021cr on PM Modi's foreign trips

29 Dec 2018

Government spent over Rs. 2,021cr on PM Modi's foreign trips

Since 2014, the government has spent more than Rs. 2,021 crore on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's foreign trips. The expenditure includes money spent on chartered flights, maintenance of aircraft and hotline facilities.

Sikhs in America hail India's decision to build Kartarpur corridor

25 Nov 2018

Sikhs in America hail India's decision to build Kartarpur corridor

The Sikhs in America have hailed the Indian Government's decision to build a religious corridor linking border district of Gurdaspur with historic Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara in Pakistan, thus, fulfilling a long pending demand of the community.

Army rules Pakistan despite Imran's election as PM: VK Singh

17 Sep 2018

Army rules Pakistan despite Imran's election as PM: VK Singh

Union Minister VK Singh said the army still rules Pakistan despite the election of Imran Khan as the new Prime Minister, adding that it remains to be seen whether he will be able to bring about a change.

This special Delhi Metro train will spread patriotism. Here's how

13 Aug 2018

This special Delhi Metro train will spread patriotism. Here's how

Ahead of the Independence Day celebrations, the Delhi Metro has come up with a unique design for a train to spread the message of patriotism.

Indian man in Pak jail for 36yrs to walk free

09 Aug 2018

Indian man in Pak jail for 36yrs to walk free

A Jaipur resident who is languishing in a Pakistan jail for 36 years is likely to be released next week, according to an MP in Jaipur.

India informed Bangladesh about NRC, assured there won't be deportations

04 Aug 2018

India informed Bangladesh about NRC, assured there won't be deportations

The NRC draft sparked a political battle, but it wasn't known earlier that Delhi informed Dhaka about it before its release, IE reports.

Government spent nearly Rs. 1,500cr on Modi's 84 country visits

20 Jul 2018

Government spent nearly Rs. 1,500cr on Modi's 84 country visits

Since becoming PM in May 2014, the government has spent over R. 1,484cr on chartered flights, maintenance of aircraft and hotline for Narendra Modi's foreign visits.

Engaged with authorities abroad to bring back Kohinoor: Govt

18 Jul 2018

Engaged with authorities abroad to bring back Kohinoor: Govt

The government is engaged with relevant authorities abroad to explore ways to bring back the Kohinoor diamond and other Indian antiquities, Union Minister VK Singh said today.

BJP to reach out to voters; apprise them of Modi-achievements

07 Jun 2018

BJP to reach out to voters; apprise them of Modi-achievements

Senior BJP leaders embarked on a mission to reach out to the voters in Uttar Pradesh and inform them about the work done by the Narendra Modi-led government in last four years.

All about Rahul Gandhi's midnight-protest against Unnao, Kathua rapes

13 Apr 2018

All about Rahul Gandhi's midnight-protest against Unnao, Kathua rapes

At midnight yesterday, Congress President Rahul Gandhi led a "silent vigil" at Delhi's India Gate seeking justice for the Unnao and Kathua rape victims.

Kathua rape-murder: BJP Minister VK Singh assures justice

12 Apr 2018

Kathua rape-murder: BJP Minister VK Singh assures justice

Union Minister VK Singh has become the first central minister to address the brutal Kathua gangrape-murder of an 8-year-old girl.

CBI court issues non-bailable warrants against Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi

08 Apr 2018

CBI court issues non-bailable warrants against Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi

A special CBI court has issued non-bailable warrants against Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi, both of whom left the country in January.

VK Singh to bring back bodies of 39-Indians from Iraq

01 Apr 2018

VK Singh to bring back bodies of 39-Indians from Iraq

Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh today left for Iraq to bring back the mortal remains of the 39 Indians killed in the war-torn country, officials said.

Pakistan yet to guarantee security of Kulbhushan Jadhav's family

01 Dec 2017

Pakistan yet to guarantee security of Kulbhushan Jadhav's family

Pakistan still hasn't responded to India's request for a "sovereign guarantee" of security for Kulbushan Jadhav's mother and wife, when they visit Pakistan.

India to Pakistan: Promise you won't play dirty with Mrs.Jadhav

24 Nov 2017

India to Pakistan: Promise you won't play dirty with Mrs.Jadhav

Pakistan recently agreed to facilitate a meeting between alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav and his wife.

Government takes measures to curb abuses by NRI husbands

07 Nov 2017

Government takes measures to curb abuses by NRI husbands

The Centre on Monday asked all the states to share with it the data of registered marriages, so as to hold accountable the non-residential Indian (NRI) husbands who harass or desert their wives.

Following Doklam standoff, Government reviews infrastructure along Sino-Indian border

05 Sep 2017

Following Doklam standoff, Government reviews infrastructure along Sino-Indian border

MoS Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju, MoS External Affairs General (retd) VK Singh and Army chief General Bipin Rawat reviewed the progress of infrastructure projects along the 1,126-km Sino-Indian border in Arunachal Pradesh.

Prison overcrowding: Telangana to rent jail cells to other states

28 Jul 2017

Prison overcrowding: Telangana to rent jail cells to other states

India's youngest state has come forward to help with the problem of overcrowding in the country's jails.

Delhi in today's news

09 Jan 2017

Delhi in today's news

A former merchant navy officer stabbed his 60-year-old father, neighbour and also blew up an apartment in Delhi.

New ISI chief seeks to break Indo-Afghan ties

13 Dec 2016

New ISI chief seeks to break Indo-Afghan ties

Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar, the new chief of Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI is allegedly looking to scuttle Indo-Afghan relations.

Pak's Army chief Bajwa removes ISI chief

12 Dec 2016

Pak's Army chief Bajwa removes ISI chief

Pakistan's new army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa abruptly removed ISI Chief Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar; Bajwa did not name his replacement.

Pakistan's new army chief meets Sharif

07 Dec 2016

Pakistan's new army chief meets Sharif

Pakistan's new Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa held discussions with President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on national security matters.

Pak: No change in policy under new Army Chief

28 Nov 2016

Pak: No change in policy under new Army Chief

Pakistan's Defence minister Khawaja Asif clarified that Pakistan's "military policy will continue and there will be no immediate change," under the new Army Chief Qamar Bajwa.

New Pak Army Chief Bajwa: Why should India be careful?

28 Nov 2016

New Pak Army Chief Bajwa: Why should India be careful?

General Qamar Javed Bajwa emerged as the successor of General Raheel Sharif as the Pakistani Army Chief.

Army Chief, Dalbir Singh, makes stunning revelation

18 Aug 2016

Army Chief, Dalbir Singh, makes stunning revelation

India's current Army Chief, attacked his predecessor VK Singh, for deliberately tarnishing his service record to stall his promotion.